Dad and I taking each other after Mum died
The artist and his father photograph one another in the days of mourning after his mother’s unexpected death. Jewish men do not shave for thirty days and the raw portraits of these two men, is shocking. Their naked torsos, the hair on their face and body, the flat gaze into the camera; all evoke a feeling of animal suffering. The sense of father and son having the same body type, their similarity and yet their age difference, evoke their common link to the woman that binds them and who is absent. Although the work is entitled after Father & Son, it is the strong presence of the unseen mother.